Cranleigh Arts Centre – September 2018

Our new brochure for September – December is NOW OUT with a vibrant programme of events from across the Arts. Pick up your copy from the Cranleigh Arts Box Office and why not take the opportunity to enter one of our creative competitions…

Adult Workshop: Pottery Course (4 wks) Tuesdays 4 to 25 September, 2 – 4.30pm or 7 – 9.30pm
Led by Su Rogers of Bus Stop Pottery. Try your hand at making beautiful creative objects out of clay. Learn slab and coiling techniques, how to throw a pot on a wheel and experiment with the art of glazing. Workshop Fee: £100 incl materials

NT Live: Julie (12A) Thursday 6 September, 7pm
Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in the cast of this brand new production. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. Tickets: £17.50

Film: Lady Bird (15) Friday 7 September, 8pm
Greta Gerwig reveals the humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between mother and teenage daughter. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Film Festival: Forties on Film, September 12th to 15th
Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Film: Casablanca (U) 1942 Wednesday 12 September, 8pm
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

Film: Brief Encounter (PG) 1945 Thursday 13 September, 8pm
Returning home from a shopping trip, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Their casual friendship soon develops into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected. They wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship has on their lives and those they love.

Film: A Matter of Life and Death (U) 1946 Friday 14 September, 8pm
British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane, he contacts June (Kim Hunter) an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what his final moments on Earth. Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger (Marius Goring) arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.

Film: The Third Man (PG) 1949 Saturday 15 September, 2pm
Set in post-war Vienna, “The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry’s grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

Film: Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) Thursday 20 September, 8pm
Juliet, a free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, she visits the island where she meets the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. As the secrets of their wartime past unfold, her growing attachment to the island will change the course of her life. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Comedy: Jeremy Hardy Live Saturday 22 September, 8pm
Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 34 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 34 years to go. Well known on radio and TV for his appearances on many shows, such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t Clue. Tickets: £15.20; £5 Students/Registered unemployed

NT Live: King Lear (12A) Thursday 27 September, 7pm
See Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Tickets: £17.50

Classical Music: Anna Harvey (mezzo) & Ian Tindale (piano) Friday 28 September, 7.30pm
Enjoy the singing and music of these talented young musicians. The programme will include English songs by Elgar, Britten & Vaughan Williams. The performance is sponsored by Informed Choice. Tickets: £14

Children’s Workshop: Leaf Rubbing Crown Saturday 29 September, 2 – 3pm
Make amazing artworks to keep & treasure in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’ambrosio. Take inspiration from nature & create a beautiful crown out of colourful leaf-rubbings. Suitable for ages 5+ Workshop Fee: £5

Film: Nothing Like Dame (12A) Saturday 29 September, 2pm
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright engage in a round-table war of theatrical anecdotes in this outrageously funny film. Hang out with them all and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of archive footage. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Competition: Creative Writing Deadline for Entries Friday 26 October
Entries for the Cranleigh Arts Creative Writing Competition are now open! Submit your poem or short story on the theme of ‘Remembrance’ for a chance to win. The winner and runner up will receive a prize, the chance to read their entry at our November spoken word night and to be published in Cranleigh Magazine. Sponsored by Cranleigh Lions. Contact Peter at peter@cranleighartscentre or 01483 278001 for more details. Entry Fee: £3, entrants must be 16+

Competition: Cranleigh Open Arts Deadline for Entries Saturday 3 November, 4.30pm
We are delighted to announce the return of the Cranleigh Open Art Competition. This year’s theme is “A Splash of Colour” and artists are invited to submit work in any traditional medium for exhibition at Cranleigh Arts from 20 November – 15 December 2018. The winning artist and a runner up will win a shared exhibition during the summer of 2019. Entry forms and submission details are available from the Box Office or by download from Entry Fee: £10, sent with entry form

Community: Craft at Cranleigh Every Tuesday 10 to 11am
Whether you are an experienced crafter or want to practice something learned in one of our workshops, find a warm welcome and meet likeminded makers at our all-new Craft at Cranleigh drop-in, in the Gallery. Free

Community: Men’s Shed Every Thursday, 10am to 1pm
Cranleigh Men’s Shed is about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and a lot of laughter. Part of a national scheme, it is a community project for men to connect, converse and create. The group meet every Thursday in the Arts Centre Pottery room. Free

Community: Knit & Natter Every Friday 10.30 – 12 noon
Are you nifty with needles or a wonder with wool? Come and knit (or crochet) and natter in our Gallery. All abilities welcome. Bring your own yarn and needles. No booking – just turn up. Free

Venue Hire: For all your events
Are you looking for a location for a funeral wake, wedding reception, party, conference, meeting, private cinema or another event? We have a variety of rooms to suit different occasions. For further information contact

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